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2014 UU Church Annual Retreat information and sign-ups

The 2014 UU Church Annual Retreat will be held at Ross Hills Camp, from Friday evening, August 1st through Sunday afternoon, August 3rd. This is a great time to meet and get to know fellow UU members, and has been a tradition in the church for over 30 years.

The Retreat includes workshops, a Saturday night dance, meals, campfires and informal hanging out. Workshops will include yoga, drumming, a discussion of our Director of Religious Education search, a nature hike, a birding workshop, and a presentation on Native American medicine, with more workshops still to be scheduled. Workshops run on Saturday morning,
Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning; there will also be a service led by Martha Gipson after lunch on Sunday.

Accommodations are available in the A-frame lodge building or at a number of electric and non-electric campsites near the lodge - get your reservations in early! Registration forms are available at the church, either in the office or in the narthex, or get in touch with Eric or Janice Thiel.

Workshops schedule for the retreat so far include Craft Name Badge Making, Pond Life, 1st Principle Project, Practical Birding, Drum/Percussion Circle, Yoga, Nature Hike, Native American Medicine, and "The Conversation." One or two
more may be added; and this is the schedule:

2014 Retreat Schedule

Friday, 8/1
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM Sign in, Set up accommodations
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM Welcome, Name Badge making workshop
8:00 PM to 10:00 PM Light dinner/snacks; campfire ceremony, music
10:00 PM to ? Nocturnal Activities

Saturday, 8/2
8:00 AM to 9:00 AM Breakfast
9:30 AM to 11:30 Workshops
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM Lunch
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM Workshops
5:30 PM to 7:00 PM Dinner
8:00 PM to 10:00 PM Dance
10:00 PM to ? Nocturnal Activities

Sunday, 8/3
8:00 AM to 9:00 AM Breakfast
9:30 AM to 11:30 Workshops
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM Lunch
1:30 PM to 2:30 PM Gathering - Martha Gipson
3:00 PM to 5:00 PM Cleanup and depart

Remember to sign up on the registration form to help with one of the meals!

Eric Thiel, Retreat Co-Coordinator


Retreat Registration form 2014

Retreat Schedule